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Tourism

TripAdvisor reveals most visited spots by travellers vs. locals

The study was based on the company’s stored mobile location data, revealing travellers’ and locals’ most frequented hotels, restaurants and attractions in major world tourism destinations. “Our mobile check-index shows the points of interest where consumers are voting with their feet and actually spending their time,” said Jeff Chow, vice president of product, consumer experience, TripAdvisor. “It’s interesting to see …

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Mantra partners with globally-celebrated Sudirman Cup

Mantra Group has partnered with the Badminton World Federation (BWF) to become the official accommodation partner for the 2017 Total BWF Sudirman Cup, the world mixed badminton team championships, held on the Gold Coast from 21 to 28 May, 2017. As part of the partnership, two of the Group’s popular Surfers Paradise properties, Mantra on View Hotel (pictured) and Mantra …

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Accorhotels update on environmental initiative

Hotels like The Sebel Kirkton Park Hunter Valley are setting new standards for local production and sourcing. The hotel now sources up to 30% of its menu from the hotel’s 70 acre grounds and vegetable garden, with a further 50% from local partners. The Sebel has an agreement with a local farmer who manages cattle and pigs on the hotel’s grounds. The …

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QTIC’s idea to rort visitors angers industry

Tourism is booming. Visitors are flocking into Australia from everywhere. Domestic visitor arrivals have never been this good. Isn’t it fantastic? Yes, let’s tax them. That’s the Australian way – it seems. Fortunately, at last, federal and state governments are not buying into it. New moves are under way to slug hotel guests with a bed tax in Queensland to …

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Genuine sharing is fine but commercial short-stay operators need to be regulated

Tourism Accommodation Australia (TAA), said that the NSW government’s response to the Parliamentary Review into short term letting was an acknowledgment that unregulated short-term letting in residential communities was a complex issue where the benefits had to be carefully weighed against the far-reaching and potentially negative consequences. TAA CEO, Carol Giuseppi, said the accommodation industry had no issues with the …

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How often does feedback get ignored?

According to a new global research study from Qualtrics, which surveyed 1700 travellers including respondents from Australia and New Zealand, a significant proportion of holidaymakers in Australia and New Zealand believe their hotel and airline feedback never reaches anyone who can make a difference. When it comes to hotels, guests believe feedback is ignored almost half of the time (46 …

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Turnbull mustn’t scrap accom sector needs along with 457 visas

Abrupt news today as prime minister Malcolm Turnbull announced plans to eradicate 457 visas for temporary workers. TAA and AHA offered differing opinions on how this decision will impact accommodation sector employees and employers but both emphasised the need for federal government to support regional hospitality. Tourism Accommodation Australia (TAA) said it welcomed the “revamp”, hoping it will “address genuine …

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Asia Pacific hotel pipeline for March 2017

STR’s March 2017 Pipeline Report shows 583,054 rooms in 2,611 hotel projects Under Contract in the Asia Pacific region. The total represents a 1.6% decrease in rooms Under Contract compared with March 2016. Under Contract data includes projects in the In Construction, Final Planning and Planning stages but does not include projects in the Unconfirmed stage. The region reported 267,986 …

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BIG4 Holiday Parks launches .CN website to attract Chinese visitors

In an Australian first, BIG4 Holiday Parks has launched the holiday park sector’s first Chinese registered .CN website, BIG4.cn, to help attract more Chinese visitors to the lure of authentic Australian self-drive holiday experiences. The move is in response to the fact an increasing number of Australia’s record 1.2 million Chinese visitors are free and independent travellers (FIT), and they’re …

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Sustainable tips to satiate guests after Earth Day

To celebrate Earth Day this Saturday, 22 April, Booking.com has released findings from its global Sustainable Travel Report and Australia is leading the way with some of the best places to stay for eco-tourism. Pepijn Rijvers, CMO at Booking.com said: “Whether by serving locally grown food, using or selling local crafts, conserving water and energy, recycling or connecting guests with …

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